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February 28, 2005

All growth that is not toward God is growing to decay, declared George MacDonald, a Scottish minister, novelist and poet. An excellent time to accelerate spiritual growth is Easter and the 40 days that precede it. Here are 15 suggestions...

February 28, 2005

A sliver of hope exists, but the moment must be seized, or the future for peace in the Middle East will remain dim, according to members of a National Council of Churches delegation who recently spent a week in Israel and the West Bank...

February 28, 2005

A priest from the Diocese of Easton on Maryland’s eastern shore has been appointed executive officer of General Convention, the church’s principal legislative body. The Rev. Gregory S. Straub, 56, rector of Emmanuel Church in...

January 31, 2005

Bishop George Packard, the Episcopal Church’s suffragan bishop for chaplaincies, was elected chair of the executive committee of the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Services at its annual conference in Alexandria, Va....

January 31, 2005

Anglican women at an international conference in New York in March will hear Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children’s Defense Fund, as a keynote speaker. Edelman and panel speakers will discuss the theme “Repairing the World...

January 31, 2005

Episcopalians continued to respond with money and personal commitments in the weeks following the devastating tsunami that destroyed whole towns and villages in six nations, killed more than 150,000 people and left millions more homeless...

January 31, 2005

When members of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Whidbey Island in the Diocese of Olympia observed Lent last year, they followed the Way of the Cross each Friday, praying before newly installed and blessed Stations of the Cross created...

January 31, 2005

Q: "I hear that Choral Evensong is being revived in some Episcopal parishes. What is the history of Choral Evensong and its significance today?"  William Wunsch, organist and choirmaster at St. Nicholas Church in Encino, Calif...

January 31, 2005

A collection of new teaching resources for use in Lent and Eastertide was mailed to all Episcopal congregations in January. It includes articles designed to help enhance local church hospitality and evangelism in preparation for a late-...

January 31, 2005

This letter comes from Randy Giles, appointed missionary of the Episcopal Church Center, director at the Church of South India’s Diocese Department of Liturgy and Music. He has been living in Madras since July 2000. Dear Friends, I...

December 31, 2004

A long-standing friendship and partnership between Connecticut Episcopalians and the Diocese of Kuduna, Nigeria, took a new step when a group of the New Englanders traveled to Africa to experience the work and witness of a materially poor...

December 31, 2004

The Executive Officer of General Convention left at the year’s end to return home and take the position of alumni affairs director at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., from which she graduated in 1985. Before coming to...

November 30, 2004

Q: "I am a life-long Episcopalian, and I don’t remember once having read one article or heard about missionaries in an Episcopal Church. After reading Episcopal Life recently, I now understand there are hundreds of them. I was under...

November 30, 2004

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship began its 65th-year celebration on Nov. 12 with a celebratory dinner in Washington, D.C., and the unveiling of plans for “A Passion of Peace” pledge campaign with a goal of $300,000 to support new programs...

November 30, 2004

Page-filling illustrations, short easy-to-read texts: Religious books for young children may seem very simple. But creating a good one isn't. Take the message in that basic text. "It's harder to get the theology right when you have...

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